Thomas Arend Jr. has been appointed CEO of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Rosemont, Illinois. Arend will begin his new role April 1. He currently serves as executive vice-president, chief operating officer and general counsel at the American College of Cardiology.
“The Academy is very pleased that Tom Arend, an experienced and proven health care leader, will serve as our next CEO,” said AAOS President Gerald Williams Jr. “Tom is a strong strategic thinker and visionary leader who understands the complexities of the changing health care arena. He will serve our members and staff well.”
Prior to starting at the American College of Cardiology, Arend served as an attorney at Shaw Pittman, LLP, and Jenner & Block. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bar associations, the American Society of Association Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
“I am excited to join the AAOS, and I am honored and humbled to be leading this strong and vibrant organization,” said Arend. “I look forward to advancing the mission of the Academy and working closely with the volunteer leaders, members and staff.”
In his new role, Arend will oversee a staff of 250 and manage an annual budget of $60 million. He will replace current AAOS CEO Karen Hackett, who is retiring after 14 years of leading the organization.
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